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EAAF 10/27/2009: Clay Pipes and Betel Nuts: Archaeology at Banten Lama (Indonesia) and the Maritime Silk Road

NEWS STORY UPLOAD DATE: October 20, 2009

Please join us for an upcoming East Asian Archaeology Forum (EAAF) talk.

On Tuesday, October 27, 2009, Ms. Kay MAKINO (Ph.D Student, Department of Archaeology, Boston University) will present:

"Clay Pipes and Betel Nuts: Archaeology at Banten Lama (Indonesia) and the Maritime Silk Road"

The town of Banten Lama, Java (in present-day Indonesia) was a major maritime trading port during the 16th and 17th centuries. It witnessed a vibrant flow of spices, textiles, ceramics, and a broad range of trade goods, playing a significant role in connecting China, Southeast Asia, and South Asia with Europe during the Age of Exploration. This talk presents initial results of collaborative archaeological research at this fascinating maritime Silk Road site.

The talk will be held 12:00 to 1:30 PM at the ICEAACH Library (650 Beacon St, 5th Floor, at the Kenmore "T" Station). A light lunch will be served!.

We hope to see you there!

**Support for the EAAF Lecture Series is provided by the Boston University Humanities Foundation .